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Greatest Moment

May 31, 2004
May 31, 2004

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May 31, 2004

NBA Playoffs

Greatest Moment

Compiled by Bill Syken

From a seemingly endless list of great moments--from Bobby
Thomson's Shot Heard Round the World to the U.S. hockey
miracle--one stands out: Jackie Robinson's debut for the Brooklyn
Dodgers on April 15, 1947. Robinson, in the lineup at first, went
0 for 3 but scored the winning run after reaching on an error. By
breaking baseball's color barrier, he made not just sports
history but also American history.

This is an article from the May 31, 2004 issue

COLOR PHOTO: LOOMIS DEAN/TIME LIFE PICTURES/GETTY IMAGES (JACKIE ROBINSON) IN HIS HISTORIC DEBUT, AT EBBETSFIELD, ROBINSON WENT HITLESS BUT SCORED THE WINNINGRUN.COLOR PHOTO: BOB WHEELER (INSET) [See caption above]